I showed you the barn doors we picked up at the Highway 127 Yard Sale, remember?
Here’s one of them still on the trailer in the field. We’ve finally gotten past that”gotta have it” stage, and now we calmly discuss a piece, where it will go, if it will fit in any of the pitifully few spaces we have left, and whether it’s a wise purchase. Then we buy it anyway. Mr. Big Brown Dog suggested that these might make a nice headboard for the guest room. I really wanted them somewhere in the main part of the house, where we could enjoy them all the time. So they ended up in the living room. Here’s how they got there.
Here’s the first one, upside down on an old painter’s drop cloth. The piece of wood at left is part of Mr. Big Brown Dog’s clever hanging system. He cut two pieces of wood for each door.
See how the wood is cut at an angle on one edge? This is part of the magic.
Here is the second piece of wood, attached to the wall. It’s been predrilled and we have been careful to locate the studs in the wall and screw into those for security. This is an awful photo, but you can almost see the angled cut at the top of the board. Then we lifted the door up and slid it down over this board, locking the angled edge of the board attached to it into the V groove made where this board is attached to the wall. Magic!
Here are the two doors, complete with rusty hinges, mounted in the corner, next to each other. Our mustard colored walls are looking greener than they are.
Have a happy weekend, from the Dog and me.